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by proptech
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Electrics Forum
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Re: The question "Is it legal" what should be the answer?

Hi ericmark I think yours is a question that really can't be answered fully. The fact is that people are going to do DIY electrical work anyway. It's a good thing that there's someone like yourself that can give them expert advice. Without a forum like this, there's nowhere much else they can go for...
by proptech
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Appliances in the Home Forum
Topic: Vaillant Combi Boiler hot water problem
Replies: 3
Views: 4930

Re: Vaillant Combi Boiler hot water problem

Hi.
From your description it,s the shower valve that's the problem, rather than the boiler. Can you supply some more information on the valve, make, model, etc. A photo maybe.
by proptech
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Incoming Mains Water pressure boost for whole house
Replies: 3
Views: 8289

Re: Incoming Mains Water pressure boost for whole house

Thanks for getting back. As for the lead pipe, it's a lot thicker than you may think, the size you mention is probably only 1/2 inch nominal bore. Also with the 15 mm copper, there will be a pressure loss for every metre length, and every bend/elbow. This can really add up. I just wonder if it might...
by proptech
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Combi hot tap shuts OFF!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4995

Re: Combi hot tap shuts OFF!!

Thanks for the feedback. at least now you know what's going on. I think you really need to have the installation carefully assessed. A bigger boiler may not be the way forward if the one you have is correct for the heating load. You really need the advice of a good heating engineer. Also is there an...
by proptech
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: Incoming Mains Water pressure boost for whole house
Replies: 3
Views: 8289

Re: Incoming Mains Water pressure boost for whole house

Hi. Any pump fer this purpose has to be WRAS approved. the others you mention would not be up to the job. Another worth looking at would be the Stuart Turner Flow~mate. Having said that, the usual problem with low pressure is due to the pipework not being able to cope with the demands of today's req...
by proptech
Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Combi hot tap shuts OFF!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4995

Re: Combi hot tap shuts OFF!!

The thing is that with a combi, The water is 'throttled' down in order to achieve the temperature rise required. This being measured by flow rate, rather than pressure. So if the ground floor tap is providing that flow, then there is no more for the upstairs tap. The only time there is equal pressur...
by proptech
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Central Heating and Air conditioning and Ventilation Forum
Topic: Combi hot tap shuts OFF!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4995

Re: Combi hot tap shuts OFF!!

Hi bellrope

If you mean that the downstairs tap is 'robbing' the upstairs one, then there's not a lot you can do about it.
The Junior 24 can only supply something like 8 or 9 litres/minute, the Junior 28 something like 10 to 11 litres I'm sure the engineer has checked this.
by proptech
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Gas and Gas Fitting Forum
Topic: Gas fire not giving sufficient heat
Replies: 3
Views: 9826

Re: Gas fire not giving sufficient heat

I can only suggest that you get a registered Gas Safe engineer to check it out. If you have some doubt as to the installation, there may be a safety concern.
by proptech
Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Conversion, Refurbishment and Renovation Forum
Topic: Conversion of single storey cottage advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 2507

Re: Conversion of single storey cottage advice.

Hi John I totally agree with your proposals, sounds a really lovely project. I would think insulation to the roof space essential, and as much as possible. I would think the roof itself has plenty of ventilation, this itself should not cause any condensation. As for the walls, I guess you would want...
by proptech
Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Plumbing Forum
Topic: cold radiator
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

Re: cold radiator

How about running the system with all other radiators turned off. This may well dislodge any air or minor obstructions. Trying the water flow with the pump switched on can give a very misleading result. Is it a poor flow on both ends of the rad ? If so, I would think any blockage will not be near th...
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